Your children under 18 could be placed into care if you both die unless you have appointed guardians in your Will.
Without a Will your spouse may not inherit your whole estate.
Without a Will in place, the government will choose who benefits from your estate under statutory law.
If you are not married, your partner may not inherit anything from your estate even if you're living together.
If your estate is over £325,000 (£650,000 for married couples) the Goverment will take 40% in 'inheritance tax' which can be mitigated.
Without a Will in place, a bank or solicitor may be appointed to deal with your estate and may therefore become one of the major beneficiaries of your estate due to their legal fees.
Your house could be sold to pay for care-home fees
Marriage revokes a Will
Divorce does not revoke a Will
Without a Will children from previous marriages may not inherit anything on your death.
Without a Will in place, you will leave your family with problems, heartaches, potential financial hardship and unnecessary expense at the very worst time when they are grieving. This could continue for several months or years whilst the estate is dealt with.